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Protest of the Merchants and Traders of the Town of Boston


Boston, Tuesday, 24th May, 1774.

Protest of the Merchants and Traders of BOSTON, unanimously voted at a very full meeting this day.

Whereas a paper called an Address to Governour Hutchinson, has been handed about and signed in a private manner by sundry persons, who style themselves merchants


and others of the town of Boston; and whereas the merchants and traders, duly notified and met, having been refused a copy of said paper, although requested by their Committee, and apprehending said Address is intended to justify the administration of Mr˙ Hutchinson, when Governour of this Province, we hereby utterly disclaim said Address , and disavow a measure so clandestinely conducted, and so injurious in its tendency.